For almost a decade, Gillian Anderson starred on one of the most popular genre shows on television in "The X-Files." Now, Deadline reports on Feb. 25 that a new Gillian Anderson pilot will give the actress a chance to return to television.
The pilot is for a show that still has no title, but is produced by Rand Ravich and will also star Rachel Taylor, who also starred in the recently cancelled horror series "666 Park Avenue." The TV show is described as an action thriller set in Washington DC following a secret service agent who finds himself swept into a an international crisis when the president's son, who she was guarding, is kidnapped along with some of his fellow classmates.
In the Gillian Anderson pilot, the former "X-Files" star portrays a CEO of a major corporation who is the sister of Taylor's FBI agent. Taylor's agent is the point person in the investigation, who also has a high stake in the case because her niece was among those kidnapped. The secret service agent has not been cast yet.
Since "The X-Files" ended, Anderson has appeared in a number of television miniseries as well as a guest spot on "Great Expectations." She has also appeared in a number of movies, including "The Last King of Scotland," "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People," and the 2008 "X-Files" movie "I Want to Believe."
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